Saint Gregory Minster

Today I saw one of the oldest church building in Great Britain. St Gregory’s Minster is an Anglo-Saxon church with a rare sundial, in Kirkdale near Kirkbymoorside, Vale of Pickering, North Yorkshire, England. The minster was built c. 1060 on the site of an earlier church from perhaps the 600s.

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The Minster is surrounded on every side by tombs. Clearly people wanted their remains to lie awaiting resurrection on that great day of The Lord. At Kirkdale on that great day the crowd will likely be large, diverse and congenial.